Conducting undergraduate research provides an opportunity to
- Solidify knowledge gained in advanced (3000 or 4000 level) economics courses
- Gain hand-on experience in Economics
- Improve one’s resume and application to graduate programs
- Receive a strong recommendation letter from a faculty member
There are different ways students can get involved in the undergraduate research:
- Independent Study course (ECON 4398)
- Senior Honors Thesis
- Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) and Provost's Undergraduate Research Scholarship Program (PURS)
Here is a list with Funded Research Opportunities for Undergraduates. Most of these opportunities pay travel & most or all living expenses, plus stipends ranging from small to generous.
All students interested in conducting an undergraduate research are strongly encouraged to attend a meeting offered each semester where they can learn more about developing a research question and selecting an advisor. Email Dr. Natalia Zhivan at email@example.com for more information.